RSPO agrees on HCV approach for smallholders

Published 11 Dec 2015

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's Biodiversity and HCV, and Smallholder Working Groups have officially approved the simplified High Conservation Value (HCV) approach for independent smallholders with established plantations, as developed by the HCV Resource Network and SHARP.

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RT13 report: Learning from smallholders around the world

Published 25 Nov 2015

Smallholders and practitioners from around the world gathered to share insights into how small-scale oil palm growers get organized and achieve certification, at a linking and learning session held in Kuala Lumpur. The workshop took place in November one day before the start of the annual meeting of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.

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Norpalm adopts RSS approach in Ghana

Published 18 Nov 2015

The palm oil company Norpalm has begun using the Responsible Sourcing from Smallholders (RSS) approach to work on sustainability with its smallholder suppliers in Ghana.

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Getting it right from the start

Published 11 Nov 2015

How to include smallholders in the development of a sustainable African palm oil industry was the subject of much debate in September when the Africa Sustainable Palm Oil Forum took place in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

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New leaflet on RSS available

Published 05 Nov 2015

A new leaflet on the Responsible Sourcing from Smallholders (RSS) framework is now available on the SHARP website. The aim of the leaflet is to provide a simple overview for anyone who is using RSS or is interested in responsible sourcing from smallholders. It incorporates input from RSS field tests with SHARP regional focal points SNV, Rainforest Alliance and Proforest

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